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"Please read all instructions carefully before discarding whichever ones don't suit your fancy."

-Aaron Williams


Sep
18
comment Does an Enhancement bonus on clothing become an Armor bonus?
@Goblin The rules are not worded great, but this part is pretty clear: "Since enhancement bonuses to armor or natural armor effectively increase the armor or natural armor's bonus to AC..." -- Enhancement bonuses increase the bonus to AC.
Sep
18
comment Does an Enhancement bonus on clothing become an Armor bonus?
@Goblin PFSRD, plus the wording of the bonus, plus the ability to use a magic shield and magic armor at the same time.
Sep
15
comment Is Sunbeam's beam considered sunlight, for the purposes of Sunlight Hypersensitivity?
@khashir Absolutely! And I think it's pretty clear that if for some reason you can only cast one of those two spells, you want to cast Sunbeam. But I'm not really sure how that's relevant to the question you asked?
Sep
15
comment Is Sunbeam's beam considered sunlight, for the purposes of Sunlight Hypersensitivity?
@Khasir The regeneration is tangential, in that both spells already deal radiant damage which shuts it down anyway. Re: New beam and dim light... Sloppy writing on my part. More or less corrected.
Sep
12
comment Are there any established rules for flying in combat for D&D 3.x or d20 Modern?
@KRyan That question didn't exist when this one was asked. And doesn't hook into the d20-modern space (which is the goal of this question).
Sep
8
comment How do I challenge my PCs who fight every battle like Mongol horse archers?
What is your typical encounter starting distance? Maximum longbow range? 100 feet? Five squares? Are the enemies typically coming to the PCs, or are they defending a strong point?
Sep
4
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@mattdm The issue is that the thing in the description isn't worded as a requirement (which we have several examples of), it's worded as a thing that happens. But I certainly agree that if the DM feels it's a requirement they should be up front about it! :)
Sep
3
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@SevenSidedDie I've added a couple branches for that. The problem here is that there's no authority on what happens when part of a spell is impossible. Does the spell do as much as it can? Or fail entirely? Setting aside the issue that creating freaking fire from nothing is as impossible as a one-handed man touching his thumbs together.
Sep
3
comment Does Burning Hands really require touching thumbs?
@sevensideddie I'm having difficulty parsing what you're saying here. The rules say that spreading your fingers, touching your thumbs, etc. are part of the effects of the spell. No distinction is made between that and the fiery bits, either in the rules or the spell.
Aug
25
comment Are size bonuses already incorporated into large races' attribute modifiers?
Note that the Trox does take a -1 penalty to attack rolls due to being a large creature. It's part of the attack roll formula: Base attack bonus + Strength modifier + size modifier
Aug
1
comment Star Wars D6 Skills and Advanced Skills
@Kilo You're welcome! If this answered your question, please accept it (check-mark shaped button in the upper-left of the question), so that others know your question was answered.
Jul
29
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@Keoma Adam Dray is a commentor on this thread who expresses the viewpoint the OP was asking about. And while I thank you for some interesting reading regarding Lumpley's principle, we seem to be at the point of talking past each other. I feel my answer stands as it is for this question as expressed. If you are interested in a more specific form of the question, feel free to ask a new one.
Jul
29
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@Keoma As to my arguments, they are not Tautological (self proving). Tautological would be "people define RPGs this way because people define RPGs this way." My statement is "Some people define RPGs this way because [reason varies too wildly to state succinctly, please clarify question]."
Jul
29
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@Keoma Who holds the belief is the easiest access to precisely what the belief is. We can look at Lumpley's writing to find out why he excludes solo RPGs (apparently mostly because he doesn't think they'd be fun without an external observer).
Jul
29
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@Keoma My answer, from the first paragraph to the last, lists one fundamental reason why role playing games must, by their very nature, be played in a group: Because "played in a group" is part of the definition (some people) use for the phrase "Role Playing Game." As to why they define it that way, Vincent Baker (Lumpley) likely had specific reasons for defining it that way. Those reasons are not necessarily the ones used by Adam Dray in his comment to "Do solo RPGs exist?", or others.
Jul
29
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@Keoma The question is not about the Lumpley Principle, the Lumpley Principle is one example of the phenomenon the question asks about. If the question was about the Lumpley Principle specifically, it would be a much better question with a much more precise answer. Likewise, this answer isn't about whether solo RPGs exist, but about why someone might say they do not... Which is what the question asks for.
Jul
28
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@GMNoob The problem is that the phrase as we understand it is too specialized for OED to have much chance at it. For example, their definition breaks down for the sentence "In recent years, Call of Duty has begun to add RPG elements..." The word is simply too fractured at this time.
Jul
28
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@GmNoob I'm not quite following what you mean here. I would hardly consider the OED to be experts on RPGs, nor is my personal definition terribly important.
Jul
28
comment What is usually listed as evidence that RPGs are inherently a 2+ person activity?
@user15299 There is no single, official definition of the phrase "Role Playing Game." Therefore there can be no "evidence" of the type you are looking for (one way or the other).
Jul
24
comment What are possible ways to deal with a player who frequently switches characters?
Some players have the most fun creating new characters on a regular basis. It may not be a case of a player not finding what they want, so much as it's a case of a player wanting to change up characters on a regular basis.